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Bad Religion: The Process Of BeliefThe Process Of Belief (2002)
Bad Religion

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Bad Religion is more than just a punk rock band. They are a punk rock institution. They have existed for almost 20 years and have always been a part of the musical evolution that is independent music. Your Blink 182s, your Sum 41s, your New Found Glories; none of them would exist if it wasn't for.
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Bad Religion is more than just a punk rock band. They are a punk rock institution. They have existed for almost 20 years and have always been a part of the musical evolution that is independent music. Your Blink 182s, your Sum 41s, your New Found Glories; none of them would exist if it wasn't for Bad Religion. It is only fitting, then, that "The Process Of Belief" blows all of those bands [and about a million more] out of the water.

The most-hyped point about this album, of course, is the fact that guitarist/songwriter Brett Gurewitz is back in the band after the band's somewhat-failed stint on major label Atlantic Records and subsequent return to Brett's own label Epitaph. What does this mean? It means that vocalist Greg Graffin and Gurewitz wrote together for the first time significantly since 1994. This is the punk rock equivalent of John Lennon and Paul McCartney getting the band back together. If you're not familiar with them [and if that's the case, I feel sorry for you], maybe the basketball analogy of Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson both reuniting with the Chicago Bulls at the same time could help you understand the importance of the situation better. This is a huge deal, and the album definitely lives up to the pressure put upon it.

From the second you press play, the disc shows no intention of letting up on intensity. The trio of opening tracks "Supersonic," "Prove It," and "Can't Stop It" plow through the listener in barely more than 3 minutes total, shushing all nay sayers who said this band had lost their passion for their music. The band has rarely sounded tighter with music this fast. Up next is "Broken," one of the many standouts on this disc. Slowing the album down just a tad [although there's still plenty of energy], this song's infectious chorus coupled with a tasteful acoustic guitar during the verses gets this song my vote for "radio single." I wouldn't be surprised if this is the song they play on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on January 29th. "Kyoto Now!" is the band's collective shot at American politics [what punk album would be complete without one?], and they do a fine job of trying to awaken their audience to the wrongdoings of our capitalist nation. On the other hand, "Sorrow" is an incredibly moving, emotional number that, even though it was written months before the 9/11 attacks, it's repeating message of "And there will be sorrow no more" sticks hard to your ribcage, allowing you to digest it slowly. This song gives me shivers when I listen to it. "The Defense" is a sort of "21st Century Digital Boy" part 2 for the band, with singer Graffin ranting about the desensitization of America's youth coupled with the eventual technological downfall of our basic human rights. It's deep, it's profound, and it's punk rock? Who would have guessed, right?

Overall, the band's triple guitar attack is breathtakingly intricate without losing any ferocity and the drumming is nothing short of rock solid throughout the entire album, partially due to new drummer Brooks Wackerman and his astounding chops. Nothing sounds overdone, with fills in all the right places and breakneck tempos abounding. The band's vocal harmonies, as usual, are bar none. Even though most people say the Ramones are the punk rock version of the Beach Boys, I'd venture to say that Bad Religion doesn't fall far from the Beach Boys inspiration tree with well-crafted melodies and harmonies like these. With tracks like "Destined For Nothing" and the absolute sonic bombast of "Epiphany," you'll find yourself singing along with these in your sleep, or, if you're like me, coming up with your own harmonies to blend in with the already tri-voiced parts. Another well done part of the album are the liner notes and album artwork. The booklet is absolutely gorgeous, with layered tracing paper at some points as well as lyrical foldouts. If you happen to own Radiohead's "Kid A," imagine a punk rock version of their CD booklet and you'll be on the right track. Graffin and Gurewitz have regained their chemistry which made all their early work like "Suffer" and "Against The Grain" so successful. This isn't your father's Bad Religion, and it's a good thing, too ‚?? I don't think he could handle it.

MP3s
Supersonic
Can't Stop It

 

 
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hbwlons3 (January 23, 2014)

Listened to this today, great fucking record

mclz (January 11, 2014)

Listening to this now. Still my favorite BR album and I don't care what anyone says.

Windfall (July 21, 2007)

I really good album, but The Empire Strikes First is better, in my opinion.

TheWise (March 2, 2006)

Simply awesome. I saw them last November, they played "The Defense", I was so happy, I popped 17 boners!

Anonymous (August 15, 2004)

dude i love to eat corn and then poop it out and eat the corn out of it! its so good!

Anonymous (July 20, 2004)

This is an amazing CD..definitly one of their best....how can anybody say that this is uncreative and uninspired? The lyrics on this CD, and all Bad Religion CDs are surpassed by no other band in my opinion. I love every BR album that I've heard (not quite all of them yet, but I'm working on that) the only one that didn't strike me as being a true quality album was No Substance, but there were even great songs on that. The Process Of Belief is one of the best CDs you will ever come across. ---LaPetiteBanshee

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

This is a great cd, and Bad Religion is my favorite band of all time. However two things piss me off. One, the second half of this cd is real weak (I wont listen to any tracks after epiphany.) Two, Sorrow is not supposed to be an inspirational song, it is a sarcastic look at the biblical story of Job. It is meant to be a joke. Three, I hate when people try to call Bad Religion a "political" band. Very few of their songs are actually political, and there is only one really political song on The Process of Belief (Kyoto Now!.) They are a very socially conscious band, however they are not political (there is a reason for this, Greg Graffin is an anthropologist, among other things.) Brooks Wackerman is by far the best drummer BR has ever had. I think the reason the last few BR album's sucked is because Bobby Schayer started to suck on the drums. If this was any other band, it would be an amazing album, however for Bad Religion it is good, but not great. It still doesnt compare to Generator or Against the Grain (BR's two best.)

p.s. Im really sick of people who think Greg Graffin is really smart because he uses big words. It really pisses me off to no end.

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

Wow. Well, after two albums (No substance and New America) that didnt really do much for me (though they are not bad, some good songs just not stand out albums) They get Brett back and WOW what an album they have put together for us, Greg and Brett really do work well together. THIS ALBUM IS MELODIC PUNK AT ITS BEST - BUY THE ALBUM YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED !

mike59271 (April 16, 2003)

this is a great album. bad religion just continues to surprise and amaze its liteners with songsl like "supersonic" and "prove it" these songs are abotu the music and bad religion is abotu that to they are very good at staying close to those who have been with them since the begining. Bad religion has 15 albums and is still going..i highly advise that you starts off listening to these guys if your new to punk

Anonymous (March 6, 2003)

over-fucking-rated. the band and this album.

Anonymous (March 4, 2003)

"Punk is dead. Punk always has been dead. Punk always will be dead. And if it wasn't it wouldn't be punk. You see if something becomes mainstream (ie not "dead") it is not punk."

Why the fuck are you at punknews.org? Do I need to spell it out for you?? OK I will: K-I-L-L Y-O-U-R-S-E-L-F

Anonymous (February 7, 2003)

Anonymous (November 23, 2002)

Jesus fucking christ "Sorrow" makes me want to cry, seriously

Anonymous (November 20, 2002)

"This is the best Bad Religion album ever. I liked their last one, the new america but listening to it now, after having been mesmerized by the Process of Belief, it's just not anywhere near the level of quality of this masterpiece"

Jesus Christ, are you fu.cking serious? Please don't say that the newest record from a band that's been around for 22 YEARS is the best record from them ever when the only basis for comparison you have is a record that came out 2 years ago. There's like 7 o8 other records to listen to before you proclaim this the 'best ever'.

Anonymous (November 18, 2002)

Bad Religion has done it again and i commend them.

rancidgreendayfan (September 30, 2002)

i honestly think this is among Bad Religion's best work. Nothing will top the album NO CONTROl, but this is pretty damn good. I haven't skipped over one track yet. This is real punk rock. bands like NFG and SUm 41do what they do just to be famous. Bad Religion is the best, because they play the best punk rock and they don't fuckin fill up an album with songs about girls. NFG SUCKS ASS!!!

Anonymous (September 2, 2002)

yeah, river city rebels do rock.

Anonymous (July 26, 2002)

Yeah i noticed the descendants reference immediately, i kinda laughed upon hearing good old milo's name...but yeah this is an amazing record, even the somewhat mellower songs (Broken, Epiphany, Sorrow) are near-amazing and they flow so well, even with the weird discrepancy in song lengths..and btw bad religion isn't hardcore, trust me - there're plenty of punks that can tolerate bands like both som. corp. and rise against i.e. myself

Basket031 (July 25, 2002)

I agree.... who doesn't?????

Anonymous (July 25, 2002)

Punk is dead. Punk always has been dead. Punk always will be dead. And if it wasn't it wouldn't be punk. You see if something becomes mainstream (ie not "dead") it is not punk. That sed I would like to say "process of belief" kicks ass. And i think Bad Religion (espicially greg) and the dead kennedys (espicially jello) are the best punk rockers of all time.

Anonymous (July 22, 2002)

I think this is one of there worst cds but its still pretty damn good.

Anonymous (July 9, 2002)

hmm...

SixteenBlue (July 6, 2002)

This is much better than recent fare from BR, it sounds like it came right after Suffer, which is good, but is also bad. BR was a great band, but if they go on any longer they will start to tarnish their legacy like so may great bands before them. If you start making the same record over and over too many times, it's time to hang it up...

Eddie (July 3, 2002)

I just wish more people would realize that not all fans of blink don't know what real punk is. I love blink, and I admit, they are not truly, completely real punk, but they are punk in my book. And I know there are a lot of annoying teeny-boppers who like blink. But real punks like 'em, too. And just because I like blink-182 doesn't mean I don't like Bad Religion. BR's a great band, and I've heard lots of great songs by them (though I still have yet to buy this album, and I'm sure when I do I'll love it). There's not such a clear-cut line between hardcore punk fans and pop-punk fans. Just like a few days ago when I was at Warped, and when Good Charlotte was done with their set, Joel asks, "You guys ready for Bad Religion?" And the exact same GC crowd was also cheering for BR, and stayed to see them.

Anonymous (July 2, 2002)

All I got to say is that I thought this album kicked ass and aslong as I think so thats all that matters to me.

*Social D Rocks*

Speedwell (June 30, 2002)

This is the best Bad Religion album ever. I liked their last one, the new america but listening to it now, after having been mesmerized by the Process of Belief, it's just not anywhere near the level of quality of this masterpiece. My girlfriend liked it immediately and then made a copy for herself and then learned all the lyrics to the songs. And she didn't even like punk music. Now she does though.

Anonymous (June 19, 2002)

No.

Anonymous (June 18, 2002)

Are most Americans dumbass's. All yee seem to do is bitch about each other.

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JOE_MOMMA (June 12, 2002)

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Anonymous (May 16, 2002)

Bad Religion Sucks -scott mcnab 1-248-594-1933

Anonymous (April 28, 2002)

jesus christ on a bicycle.Why are you all criticizing each other.THIS IS A SITE FOR POSTS ABOUT THE CD!

Artman (April 26, 2002)

WATCH000!!!

Did anyone else think "New America" was better than this? Not that I didn't like this album, I love it. It's just, I dunno, New America was a bit better in songs.

Anybody?

Artman009
IM: Artman009

Anonymous (April 21, 2002)

Am I the only person who noticed the Descendents reference in "You Don't Belong"? "...Milo went the college, but you knew about that". Come on, it's as plain as day.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

Bad religion is cheesy

Maestro (March 27, 2002)

Fucking good album - I think I only listened to it 10 times on the day I got it. The case is a work of art in it's own right - get this album now (no, not Blink 182's latest single about fucking and booze).

Anonymous (March 21, 2002)

Uh dude...fathead is dead.

Anonymous (March 20, 2002)

I just wanted to say something, and what better than to say it on the 10 most popular reviews? FATHEAD is the biggest double standard I have ever seen. I would like to take this opportunity to say 'fuck you fathead' and that I will write numerous anti-fathead songs for the rest of my life. You are a disgrace to any kind of community or whatever 'punk scene' you THINK< a> you live in. Fuck off dick-sucker. You will know me in the coming years and you will grow to hate me. You have no musical knowledge whatsoever at all. Go listen to your 'Jets to Brazil' bullshit. Haha, and you call yourself 'punk'. And don't even say I'm pseudo-punk for saying that because you know what?! I'M NOT ANYTHING 'PUNK', I listen to Sum 41 and Blink 182 all day and my band mimics their very exsistence. Fuck off, nobody wants you around. -skinnyhead.

Anonymous (March 19, 2002)

This album is ok... just ok. Nothing special... not even close to special.

Patch (March 16, 2002)

this album by far surpasses anything on the market...ever. this is the best album ever. you can't buy anything better, honestly. to the quirky dumbass who said they sound like saves the day, i like saves the day, don't get me wrong, but mr. brett and his acompaniment do NOT sound like whiney chris. nor does saves the day have group vocals, or the best fricken music of all time. thank you and be shot.

freedomtoopress (March 8, 2002)

Some people just dont deserve to live.

Anonymous (February 24, 2002)

These guys sound like new saves the day, but with less talent. The lyrics on this crappy piece of shit album are so crappy. Fuck this uncreative and meaningless bullshit. Listen to Sunday Back Taking if you like punk rock, okay?

-old punker-

Anonymous (February 20, 2002)

Only if he's refering to you.
Savesthedaypunk

evildeadalive (February 20, 2002)

Do you also agree with him calling people 'fagets'?

Anonymous (February 16, 2002)

I agree with last commentor, if you don't like a band, don't comment on them.
I commend you,
Savesthedaypunk (im on n other comp n dont feel like loging on)

Anonymous (February 16, 2002)

Just one comment about the whole blink 182 argument thing. Fuck, why do you fagets have to be so opinionated about all that? I mean, I like BR and blink because both bands are fun to listen to in their own way. What's the fucking point of fighting with people cause you don't like their music. Who gives a flying fuck. All these bands, new or old, are playing music because it's what teh love to do and they all have fans and peopel that like them. Anyway, the new album is the shit, but the new blink is a pretty funny and good to listen to album as well. Hey has anybody seen the new blink video? Funniest shit ever. Oh one more thing, I hate you all cause all you do is argue with each other.

Anonymous (February 16, 2002)

To the anonymous fuck who could not post his/her name or spell worth a shit
respect your elders. You also have a lot to learn about punk. Andyes i was around
when punk was actually happening,so go back to the mall and your wonderfull home that mommy is paying for and stop trying to believe your somebody who thinks they have a clue-oldpunker-

Anonymous (February 15, 2002)

lol

Drizzt7_drek (February 15, 2002)

I'm not really sure that Taylee was agreeing with you, she might have been agreeing with the 15 year old guy.

Anonymous (February 15, 2002)

And thanks taylee, atleast someone knows what punk is.

Anonymous (February 15, 2002)

Hey old fag, how old are you? Like the clash old? You'r prolly some 15 year old kid sitting in ur basement wishing you knew something about punk.

Anonymous (February 15, 2002)

I agree wholeheartedly.

-Taylee

Anonymous (February 15, 2002)

Oh,is that what punk is all about? Dumbass. Oldpunker-

savesthedaypunk (February 13, 2002)

The band made this CD because the songs ment something to them. The lyrics, the guitar, and yeah, maybe some songs sound the same, but that doesnt mean there bad songs, it only means that the same melody held two meanings to them. Thats what punk is all about.

Drizzt7_drek (February 13, 2002)

Every song might sound the same, but it's a hell of a song.

Anonymous (February 8, 2002)

to the beatles comment, don't try and be mr music man when you don't know shit. and don't make up fake shit to sound smart

Anonymous (February 6, 2002)

They may not sound like a new band on every track but some songs sound too similar to even be called different songs sometimes.

savesthedaypunk (February 6, 2002)

Change has nothing to do with good music, think about it, there are to many aspects to a song to judge it for not being "different". The lyrics on this album are awsome, the guitarest kicks people like the Creed guitarists ass (who apparently is one of the best guitarists of our time, tch...). Thats what makes a good song. Not hearing what sounds like a different band on every track...( screw spelling)

Anonymous (February 6, 2002)

I made the comment 2 down and I give it an 8 not a 10

Anonymous (February 6, 2002)

Yea and the little booklet in the cd is fucking confusing. haha

Anonymous (February 6, 2002)

This album didnt impress me at all. This is by far the best release this year but how far are we into the year and the DKM/Face to Face split hasnt come out, The new thursday hasnt come out yet, and the Rancid/NOFX split hasnt come out yet. I dont this this cd is anything special and some of the stuff bores me. Supersonic is an incredible song but along with Prove it, but Destined for Nothing and Broken are both nothing more than mediocre. I can understand someone enjoying this, I have on many occasions since my purchase, but I cant understand this being called anything more than very good... its no london calling, its no toxicity (to give a recent example). Its nothing groundbreaking its all just Bad Religion nothing that impesses me more than Stanger than Fiction.

Anonymous (February 5, 2002)

This is such a great album, it almost drove me to tears. I can't explain how someone can trash Bad Religion on the premise that At the Drive-In is a better band. Face it: ATDI robbed Fugazi's thunder (and they suck, what a combination). Whereas Greg Graffin writes insightful lyrics that make you ponder the world's habits and afflictions, good ol' ATDI never fails to write non-sensical lyrics a la Scott Weiland. I know the Process of Belief isn't a Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (please note the sarcasm) but it's worth a few thousand listens.

Anonymous (February 5, 2002)

I think it is funny how many ignorant people there are. The one that really get's me is the fat kid who tried to compare Bad Religion to bands like System of a Down and Incubus. I'm mean really what the shit is that!

Bradie

Incubus. Ha! You stupid kid.

Anonymous (February 5, 2002)

To the guy who said that Gurewitz and Graffin write separately while Lennon and McCartney wrote together...you are WRONG. L & M wrote together in the very early days, but that had ended by 1963. Get your facts straight.

Anonymous (February 4, 2002)

A lot of this stuff is too similar to everything else they have put out... This is no masterpiece and nothing incredbile but a decent album

Anonymous (February 4, 2002)

It's a good, solid rock album. Nothing too different from their earlier work.

Anonymous (February 1, 2002)

Not going to wade through the comments to see if this has been said, but here's a few thoughts:

1.) Graffin and Gurewitz reunion is nothing like Lennon and McCarthy getting back together. Not that Bad Religion is necessarily inferior, but that Graffin and Gurewitz write independently of each other, while the two Beatles wrote songs together.

2.) Whatever Graffin-penned song you compared it to, you forgot to mention that 21st Century Digital Boy was written by Brett.

3.) Without BR, there'd be no Pennywise, NOFX, or Offspring (amongst others). This is WAY more singificant than Blink 182 or New Found Glory.

4.) This review makes 2/3 so far (haven't read the third review) that is waaay too super positive and really makes me doubt the reviewer's objectivity. I just read an NME review, giving it 5/10. I'm much more likely to believe the latter.

--Cos

Anonymous (January 31, 2002)

i agree that BR were starting to turn into a pennywise kinda thing, but with their last 2 albums they have changed their style dramaticly

Anonymous (January 31, 2002)

I'm sorry to say this, but I was not impressed with this one. I found it to be fairly mediocre (not to mention they are starting to play like they're 6o). Don't get me wrong, I love Bad Religion (in fact they are my favorite band). I just liked there old stuff better. I'm not talking about their 90's stuff, their 80's stuff can never be topped in my mind.

Anonymous (January 31, 2002)

I know that the person who posted 2 or 3 slots below me that said Bad Religion is boring but Incubus isn't just wrote that to try & piss people off, I mean .. you can't.. actually...be serious.. can ..you? ***trying to hold back laughter***

evildeadalive (January 30, 2002)

God damn, I love Bad Religion again. I had completely written them off after that little string of crappy records there. I had pretty much stopped even listening to their old stuff. But this album has pretty much made them my favorite band again. I can't stop listening to it. Well actually I can... to listen to their old stuff again. To all those out there who are fairly new to Bad Religion check out 'Suffer'. I just dusted it off today and it has got to be one of the best albums ever... by anyone. Is there a better 3 songs in a row ever than 'What Can You Do?', 'Do What You Want' and 'Part IV (the index fossil)'? 'You Are the Government', 'Give You Nothing', 'Land Of Competition', 'Best For You', all classics.
...Sorry, I know this isn't a review for Suffer, but, what can I say? I'm obsessed with this band right now.

savesthedaypunk (January 30, 2002)

You can't please everyone...

Anonymous (January 30, 2002)

amen to the last comment.

Anonymous (January 30, 2002)

I never got into the whole bad religion hype. I dont understand what everyone thinks is so amazing about them. They have been around for a long time and are still putting out decent music which may be why people have labeled them amazing. I however see past the mask of longevity and see that thereis nothing great about them. Nothing groundbreaking coming out by them now. Bands like System of a Down are putting out original stuff, bands like Incubus keep changing their osund and keep giving a new sound to music (even though their last album blew). Bad Religion is putting out the same sound they always have, with the exception of a few tracks.Bad Religon is going to have to do a lot better than this to impress me. Its still decent just not a masterpiece of any kind.

Anonymous (January 30, 2002)

These tracks keep my attention for hours, when catchy material like Broken and sorrow are blended in with cheesey antics like you dont belong, you are definately onto a winner. This album has that special something that cannot be described in words. I just cant help feeling that the boys try to hard sometimes, the magic lies beneath the older tracks for sure and lets face it, nothing will ever match 21st centure digital boy.

Anonymous (January 30, 2002)

Bad Religion has let me down in the past but suprisingly they diden't this time.I thought that after the new america that they should pack it up and go the fuck home. But with killer songs like can't stop it, supersonic,and kyoto now I soon forgave the mistakes of the buys and they have won their way onto my favorites again. If Brooks Whackerman wasn't there I bet they'd still suck. just listen to suicidal tendencies-freedumb then listen to The new america and you'll agree

Anonymous (January 29, 2002)

i've never heard bad religion before

Anonymous (January 29, 2002)

the pet psychic lady is a quack

Anonymous (January 29, 2002)

i eat now yum

fish (January 29, 2002)

"the defense" gives me chills during the chorus.

Barney (January 29, 2002)

Yeah!!!!it new Bad Religion albun is fucking amazing!!!
I¬īm hoping for a show here in Rio de Janeiro.
BR is simply the best band of the world!!
aloha for all!!!

Anonymous (January 29, 2002)

Amen to the last comment,zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzz

Anonymous (January 29, 2002)

once again people are throwing around that awfull word masterpiece,please dont use that word to describe what the real "m" word is to describe this album
"mediocre".boring album buy a boring band.

freedomtoopress (January 29, 2002)

bad religion is the best band in the world! this cd doesnt have a single song that comes close to bad. how can you not give this five stars? its a fucking masterpiece.

Anonymous (January 29, 2002)

brad religion?

Anonymous (January 28, 2002)

Anyone who like Bad Religion would probably also like going here http://www.mp3.com/thesilentfilmstars.

P.S. "The Process of Belief" kicks my ass.

Anonymous (January 27, 2002)

Bad Religion can never be topped when it comes to energetic, melodic, pissed off and passionate music. They are a punk rock band with the intelligence of Einstein. And the fact that they wrote a song in German (Punk Rock Song) just seals the deal. "Process of Belief" is their best work to date, followed by The Grey Race, Stranger Than Fiction, and No Substance (Raise Your Voice with Campino from Die Toten Hosen rocks). I hope everyone gives them a listen. Its pretty awesome for a band to never have written a single bad song.

Anonymous (January 27, 2002)

wo this has been there best album since starnger than fiction...i hears mr brett was coming back but i didnt know it would be this awesome

Anonymous (January 26, 2002)

Good old Bad Religion
To be honest, I haven`t really kept myself updatet on the punk rock scene for a couple of years now.

So when I saw the new Bad Religion album in a store the other night, I checked it out, for old time sake. And I can`t say that I regret!! I was thrown back almost ten years.
They are still angry, and Gurewitz/Graffin still makes a killer team.
So now I can`t wait for more material from Bad Religion.

I saw the discussion about Blink 182 and Sum 41 etc. Alltough I agree that these bands has a long way to go, no one can really disagree that their kind of "punk" is a product of the punk scene that blew the roof in the mid 90`s? And one of those bands are Bad Religion, so....

plainclothespunk (January 26, 2002)

From the perspective of one who enterd the punk scene with a strong bias built in against such bands as Bad Religion, one can naturally spot the internal conflict that accompanied my first purchase of "The Gray Race" and "Recipe For Hate." I could not, however deny the potency of the few tracks i had heard off these tracks and such left me with a desire to seek out other albums by this oft alientated punk rock icon. As time progressed over the past few years, I found myself growing more and more fond of Bad Religion's style (even in the absence of Mr. Brett) and with my collection completed with the purchase of "The Process of Belief," I now find it impossible to deny that this group has surpassed my previous favorite bands (No Use For A Name, Lagwagon, Pulley, and Zero Down) as truly the best music I have ever heard. In my own opinion, Gurewitz's return is merely the icing on the cake that this album furnished. Thanks to these guys, punk rock attained a new, non-political-based intellectualism that is so rare in the realm of great, fast-paced music in the modern day. Bad religion has become one of the first bands I have ever known to produce not a single song I could say I have disliked. Keep up the good work!

ChrisGorman (January 26, 2002)

Ahh...this album blows me away. I mean yah, its not really groundbreaking, but it is the high quality we have come to expect from Bad Religion. Let people say what they want. In the end, Bad Religon is still one of the greatest punk bands ever.

Anonymous (January 26, 2002)

hey guys great job... don't listen to the negative comments ,cuz they do not know the meaning of bad religion. This is an asume cd, the process of belief is the best of bad religion i've heard yet. It's getting better and better. looking forward for future cd's and i'll see you guys in montreal
BAD RELIGION RULES

Anonymous (January 26, 2002)

This album is the most solid, fast, well-crafted, beautiful Bad Religion album (or any album) in years.

And yes, Epiphany's intro is from NOFX. They said at the CD release show in San Francisco "We kinda stole this intro from NOFX..." and someone immediately shouted "STICKIN' IN MY EYE!"

Anonymous (January 25, 2002)

i find it sad and telling that there are so many topics that are so valid and worth discussing on this album and all people can do here is bitch about label politics, blink 182 and basic bullshit opinions. such subtle signs of a decaying and dead society.

Anonymous (January 25, 2002)

BIG JERK: yea your right... it sound exactly the same... same chords, except bad religion uses it throughout the whole song but still i guess they sound the same. wierd... oh well great punk bands think alike.. and at least they're not like hoobaskankers

Anonymous (January 25, 2002)

Is it just me, or does the intro to Epiphany sound like the intro to "Stickin' In My Eye" by NOFX...?

- bigjerk

Anonymous (January 25, 2002)

who called you a loser

Anonymous (January 25, 2002)

I would never call myself a punk, because then I'd have to claim all you arguing, narrow-minded, "You are a moron because you like Blink. Blink fans are the enemy!", dolts as my peers.

Bad Religion is good. They're not great. I have a right to dislike whatever music I choose, and it's not your right to call someone a loser because they like something else.

Anonymous (January 25, 2002)

dude,your funked!

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

Bad Religion is more than just a funk rock band. They are a funky institution. They have existed for almost 4 years and have always been a part of the musical evolution that is independent music. Your Limp Bizkits, your Yannis, your Dave Matthews; none of them would exist if it wasn‚??t for Bad Religion. It is only fitting, then, that ‚??The Process Of Belief‚?Ě blows all of those bands [and about 2 more] out of the water.

The most-hyped point about this album, of course, is the fact that guitarist/songwriter Brett Gurewitz is back in the band after the band‚??s somewhat-failed stint on major label Atlantic Records and subsequent return to Brett‚??s own label Epitaph. What does this mean? Nothing. This is the funk equivalent of Jon Bon Jovi and Paul Stanley of Kiss getting the band back together. (Wait, no... they weren't in a band together, were they?) If you‚??re not familiar with them [and if that‚??s the case, I feel sorry for starving children], maybe the baseball analogy of Scot Radinsky and Bo Jackson both reuniting with the Chicago White Sox at the same time could help you understand the importance of the situation better. This is a fairly huge deal, and the album definitely lives up to the pressure put upon it (ifyou enjoy funk, that is.)

From the second you press play, the disc shows no intention of letting up on intensity unless you don't take very good care of your cds, in which case you're probably a sexist. The trio of opening tracks ‚??Supersonic Funk,‚?Ě ‚??Funkin' Prove It,‚?Ě and ‚??Can‚??t Stop The Funk‚?Ě plow through the listener in barely more than 3 minutes total, shushing all nay sayers who said this band had lost their passion for their funky sounds. The band has rarely sounded funkier with music this funk-driven. Up next is ‚??Funken,‚?Ě one of the many standouts on this disc. Slowing the album down just a tad [although there‚??s still plenty of funkergy], this song‚??s infectious funk grooves coupled with a tasteful acoustic guitar during the verses gets this song my vote for ‚??radio single.‚?Ě I wouldn‚??t be surprised if this is the song they play on Late Night with Conan O‚??Brien on January 29th. ‚??Funk Now!‚?Ě is the band‚??s collective shot at American politics [what funk album would be complete without one?], and they do a fine job of trying to awaken their audience to the wrongdoings of our funkadelic nation. On the other hand, ‚??Sorrow Funk‚?Ě is an incredibly moving, emotional number that, even though it was written months before the 9/11 attacks, it‚??s repeating message of ‚??And there will be funkyness no more‚?Ě sticks hard to your ribcage, allowing you to eat it slowly. This song gives me slivers when I listen to it. ‚??The Def(unk)ense‚?Ě is a sort of ‚??21st Century Digital Funk Boy‚?Ě part 9 for the band, with singer Graffin ranting about the desensitization of America‚??s youth coupled with the eventual technological downfall of our basic funk. It‚??s funky funky funky, it‚??s profound, and it‚??s funk rock? Who would have guessed, right?

Overall, the band‚??s triple guitar attack is breathtakingly intricate without losing any ferocity and the drumming is nothing short of rock solid throughout the entire album, partially due to new drummer Brooks Funkerman and his astounding fro. Nothing sounds overdone, with fills in all the right places and breakneck tempos abounding. The band‚??s vocal harmonies, as usual, are bar none. Even though most people say that Slayer is the funk version of NWA, I‚??d venture to say that Bad Religion doesn‚??t fall far from NWA's inspiration tree with well-crafted lyrics like 'Sraight outa Compton, Muthafucka named Ice Cube...' and so on. With tracks like ‚??Destined For Funk‚?Ě and the absolute sonic bombast of ‚??Funky Epiphany,‚?Ě you‚??ll find yourself grooving along with these in your sleep, or, if you‚??re like me, coming up with your own lyrics to blend in with the already offensive parts. Another well done part of the album are the liner notes and album artwork. The booklet is absolutely gorgeous, with layered tracing paper at some points as well as lyrical foldouts. If you happen to own Grade's ‚??Headfirst Straight to Hell,‚?Ě well, it's not like that at all. Graffin and Gurewitz have regained their funkistry which made all their early work like ‚??Funker‚?Ě and ‚??Against The Funk‚?Ě so successful. This isn‚??t your father‚??s Bad Religion, and it‚??s a good thing, too ‚?? I don‚??t think he could handle it. Not that I know your father or anything.

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

Amazing,brilliant,and rightieously angry. 21 years of greatness.

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

I dont think it gets any better when they sing 'when a man loves a women'. punk rwok

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

The return of Bad Religion !

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

This Album is hauntingly (If thats even a word) amazing, there is so much variety in there tunes but if you will find that suffer, no control, against the grain and the grey race are the best.(My humble opinion)
That bloke atimeparadox or whatever is a fucking anal scraper, dont listen to him BR are just plain amazing...
C you the fuck

IagainstI (January 24, 2002)

This is the best stuff that they have done in a while

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

Hey guys I¬īm from Germany .... This is one of the greatest Albums i ever heard!
Punx not Dead!
Frosty

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

Oh by the way, the last post was from me.
City Kid

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

To atimeparadox: You are a fucking loser. You must get beat up alot. Why don't you become a cop or something. You seem to fit you profile.
I really am sorry if you get picked on at school but if you change your hatein' attitude people might like you. Give them a chance. You will find friends but you have to be nice too. Oh, if your older than 12 disregard the last paragragh and go fuck yourself asshole.

Anonymous (January 24, 2002)

Hi I'm Alex from Italy: this new BR's record is........ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE....I love them and all their fans!!!!
CIAO VIVA L'ITALIA!!!!

ALESSANDRO

maverick (January 23, 2002)

Just for the record, At The Drive-In doesn't suck.

Just thought I'd clear that up.

-Scott

evildeadalive (January 23, 2002)

I like both At The Drive In and Bad Religion.... And I would say Bad Religion is more original. Like I said before, how many bands sounded like them 20 years ago? How many bands sound like ATDI? A hell of a lot. 'Like Epitaph was ever underground'. Well actually it was up until the Offspring got popular.

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

Atimeparadox, you are an Idiot! Bad Religion is PUNK! Who the f*$# is At the Drive In? They suck! You need to get some taste, but since your are probably a teeny bopper who has only been listening to punk since you came out of diapers (just recently) I guess that is asking too much. I can't stand kids like you who think they are punk, and think they know what punk is. Punk is a lot more than blink, sum 41, and new found glory, and just because you like these bands and being "punk" is the in thing nowadays, doesn't mean that you have the right to criticize a band as great and legendary as Bad Religion.

To all others: The Process of Belief is an amazing album! It has a great mix, with songs sounding like Recipe for Hate, Against the Grain, Suffer, and Stranger than fiction.

Long Live Bad Religion!

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

At The Drive In happens to be more popular at my school than Bad Religion smart guy. Additionally, At The Drive In blows. This whole avant-gard sorta punk thing is pissin me off, and this whole slew of bands comin out following the likes of ATDI, well they just suck. Bad Religion may not be all that original, but the truth is they started it. Everyone else is just copying them, and it really isn't their fault that the poser punks fell into them. It's hard to stay underground when you maintain a standard of excellence for 20 fucking years. Let's see if ATDI is around in 19... make it 5... years. asshole.

atimeparadox (January 23, 2002)

I don't fuck w/ the album score bull shit cause i don't really care. If you want to hear an original band listen to At the Drive In. Bad Religion have been suckin dicks for a long time now and why the fuck even bother releasing another album and going back "Underground" like epitaph was ever underground. No its just bull shit when you see people want to hear the new bad religion album just because "mr. brett" is back in it. I don't give a fuck who's in bad religion they've been making bad music for awhile now. Go hang out at the fucking mall w/ your other 14 year old "skate-punks" punk is fucking dead so get over the shit.

legaltoxic (January 23, 2002)

punk is a cult, with bad religion, blink 182, nofx, and rancid as the popes :) hahahaha. sad eh? PUNK IS DA TREND Y'ALL! you might wanna read this piece o shit http://www.havocrex.com/column2.html and see it from the hardcore perspective. no no no it's not about blink bashing or whatever, just read it :)

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

yeah. very good

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

Bad Religion is back! Only after hearing this truly wonderfull piece of work did I realize how much the New America had sucked. The review is prettu dead-on however I'm convinced that Epiphany is the best track on the record.

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

To all out there who think that listening to punk rock makes you a punkrocker.. i have some advice for you.. Just becuase the media lables Blink182 as punk, doesn't mean they live the punk life.. To live punk, is to die for it... The guys at Bad Religion, live and die for punkrock.. It is obvious in this new album.. Punkrock is about unity, and not division.. Bad Religion unifys all of what is real in this world, they just have the balls to say it.. To the guys at Bad Religion i give you my praise, and continue the amazing work..

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

NOFX blows big donkey dick.

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

who ever just said that nofx is what sterted all pop punk thats bull shit they are the ones that made punk fun and not so boring so shut the fuck up fat mike has been giving back to the punk scene for a long time and he doesnt get the respect he should get nofx is not pop they are just making the punk scene more fun

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

bad religion has came back to the real punk and away with alantic records im so stoked mr. brett is back killing it with greg i dont care about all this sellout stuff i just care about good music and having fun and thats what its all about

evildeadalive (January 23, 2002)

You idiot. Bad Religion IS original. You tell me how many bands sounded like them in 1980, when they started.

Anyways, I bought the CD yesterday, as I'm sure most of you did too. I was probably the only person in the world who hadn't heard it yet, and I have to say it's all true. This album fucking rocks. It's not quite Suffer or Generator, but it is up there with Stranger Than Fiction.

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

And still atimeparadox gives it five stars. This means it must be a great record. Hehe. I think it is a great record, and what do you call original, the stuff you listen to? So I see, we are the fool who listen to crap and you are the master of the universe! Stop telling us what to listen!!!

atimeparadox (January 23, 2002)

Bad religion sucks dick. Sorry but i'm sick of this epitaph bull shit go listen to something that is original

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

The gun blasts were there with the mp3. I remember noticing them when I first played it.

sickboi (January 23, 2002)

Anyone know whats up with the gun blasts during the chorus in "Sorrow"? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't thing that sound was there when the mp3 was released.

Anonymous (January 23, 2002)

Will you just Shut up with the blink thing... punk/not punk.. who the fuck cares... you dont like it dont listen to it... if you like it, good for you but for fuck sake stop with the blink bashing. do you think they care what the hell you think. nobody cares. You are not better than everybody else and you opinion isnt worth more.

-ejaculine

moldy (January 23, 2002)

Thought i'd drop in on the BR argument about thier influenceing a bunch of shitty bands, over break when i was home i dug out an old issue of Flipside, which had a interview with Greg, it was done right after "No Substance" was released, anyway, one of the questions was which band do you wish never exsisted, not beacause of thier music, but beacause of all the people who rip them off, or try to copy them and just sound terrible? Guess what his answer was, Van Halen and BAD RELIGION. So yes, even greg realizes that lots of shitty bands have ripped him off. Also to someone a few posts down i wouldnt call BR "political hardcore" but more a political mediocore/skate, i think hardcore would be more Black Flag, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys stuff like that. Anyway back to cell bio.

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

So waht if they opened for blink, they are a completely different kind of music and and zillion times better than blink. Honestly, that's like Black Flag opening for the backstreet boys, they are completely different- one is actual music and has an actual message and the other is about girls, pimples, shit, sex, drugs, fat people, gays, etc. Blink 182 is not, never was and never will be ANY kind of a punk band, they are the backstreet boys with naughty language, and sum 41 and new found glory are even worse. None are anything like punk at all, the only reason they get the "punk" label is because they spike their hair and dress weird, even though most real punks wouldn't give a shit about clothing fashions anyway. REAL PUNK is like black flag, bad religion, pennywise, minor threat, or the misfits. Go and listen to Black Flag's "{Damaged" album and tell me if it sounds anything like blink- ha, you'll be lucky if you still have your head after listen to that insanely crazy album- that's hardcore punk rock the way it's done.

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

This cd is absolutely wonderful. I just got it today and I've been listening to it since 11 this morning. The melodies and harmonies are pure Bad Religion; the type of thing you can listen to for just 3 seconds and say, "Yep, that's BR alright..." A song which I don't think has been mentioned and which is one of my favs is "Bored and Extrememly Dangerous". I love it for the harmonies and the interlude that sounds kinda like "Revolution #9" from the Beatles' White Album. Very creative. I don't have a problem with this cd at all, and to be honest nothing anyone says about it or the band will ever change my mind. Long live Bad Religion! Happy listening!

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

This record (I hope) is a rebirth for this band...the last few records (while still good) but not up to par...this one I can say smokes!!! Kyoto Now! is fucking amazing
---coldjuly

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

The new record is outstanding, simply put. Not as good as Suffer but excellent nontheless.

And to the kid who said the blink 182 album was better? TOYPAJ was a piece of shit and deservedly so. Hell, Slipknot's album was better than Blink's and I though they were going back to their older style?

Yeah right...

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

I'm into many types of punk, new school type bands like Blink182, Alkaline Trio, Get Up Kids, Rufio, Guttermouth, etc. I also like old school stuff like descendants, ramones, screeching weasel, and bad religion. This CD is a great bridge between "political" and pop punk I think. It's insightful, catchy, and as punk as it can be. Really just an amazing CD, quickly becoming a favorite of mine. A gem of an album. One bad thing, though the booklet is kinda dumb. Still though, get this CD!

sickboi (January 22, 2002)

Legaltoxic supporting Ick? Get outta here! Seriously though, that enemy thing is stupid, but come on, "All Ages" is a greatest hits album bro.

legaltoxic (January 22, 2002)

apparently, the only comments i found interesting are by broken fence and ick x strife. seriously, i think even greg graffin would vomit if he hears his fan says "if you're the enemy of br, you're my enemy" whether that was sarcasm or not. i like the new album (again, not as great as grey race of all ages) but the reviewer praised this cd too much that i found it kinda dumb. brett's back, awesome! they have new material, amazing! so? a lot of bands have done that... oh yea they don't have the name and the fame and the history bad religion has. i think there's a caste system in the "punk world" now. and to people who say they're a die hard bad religion fan and anti blink 182, come on, bad religion opened for blink. neverthless, it's a really good cd.

CallingLondon (January 22, 2002)

to the guy who said the new blink cd is better, and this is almost as good as the new offspring song...YOU'RE A FUCKING MORON. i like offspring and all, but in no way can you ever compare them to the punk legends that are Bad Religion. And Blink, well they're just a terrible band. no way is their new cd even able to be rated on the same scale.

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

Bad Religion is NOT pop punk, they are political hardcore punk. I like NOFX, but the truth is that THEY are the ones who gave birth to these pop punk bands, not BR.

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

Sum 41?, New Found Glory?, Blink 182???- Are some of you complete fucking idiots. Bad Religion is NOTHING like these stupid bands. Bad Religion is old school hardcore melodic punk the way it used to be played. Those stupid mtv crap abnds are poppy little kid bullshit. How could anyone compare a very serious hardcore band with a message to some stupid pop band that talks about girls. Bad Religion have never sung about girls. These "comparisons" are pissing me off. Bad Religion fucking rules and this album is more than amazing, it's incredible.

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

the new blink is a lot better, but this is almost as good as that new offspring song. almost.

OverFlow (January 22, 2002)

Simply the Best Band EVER !

BAD RELIGION rulez !

Anonymous (January 22, 2002)

The Beatles rock! R.I.P John and George...
-Fat Rob

moldy (January 21, 2002)

Great reveiw scott, this is an awsome album, ive had it for over a month now, thanks internet, but i'll still go out and buy it tomarrow just to see the art work. Nice analogy to Lennon/Mcarthy, Ive been thinking the exact same thing, if not for their great song wrighting capabilities, but like the Beatles who spawned the image of a rock band, they spawned the image of what a good punk band should be.

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

Great Album!

P.S. I pitty Pat41 and think he should get his head out of his ass

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

great review, great album

here's my review...
http://locationiseverything.tripod.com

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

if "evangeline" was released by a more commercially acceptable band it would be a huge hit. it could be on those vh1 best songs ever countdowns right before "born to run". the only problem with BR is the shitty imitation bands like pennywise, pulley, ten foot pole, lagwagon and the rest that ruin their reputation by claiming them as an influence.

broken-fence (January 21, 2002)

What punk has taught me: to be open minded about things and to withdrawn rage,agression,prejudice. Reading through the COMMENTS; I thought some people really missed the message that these humble punkers send out. Bad Religion has the most incredible writing ability. People should really analyze THEMSELVES and not OTHERS!
-Broken Fence

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

This album is awesome. Great review !!

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

One quick comment. Scott mentioned his vote for the first radio single, but the song they actually released was Sorrow. I heard it on the radio here in West Virginia. That's impressive when a song from Epitaph gets played on a WV radio station. The song got me interested in this CD, so I downloaded it, and finally I think BR has released another CD worth purchasing. I thought all the CD's since the Grey Race (and the two before it) were mediocre, but this one is right up there with their best.

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

In exactly one day, I will be heading to the mall after my school exams, to pick this awesome album up... I can't wait, I'm so stoked!!!!
-Fat Rob

sickboi (January 21, 2002)

To Pat41....

I try to not to criticize the opinions of others too much, but come on. You rant and rave about Blink and Sum41 and whatever other shitty music you are into, and then say you don't understand the big deal over BR? Are you THAT stupid? THAT ignorant?

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

Hey Jimi, way back in high school huh? When did you graduate? 2001 or something? Go fuck yourself asshole. You too pat. Any enemy of Bad Religion is an enemy of mine. I hate you both.
City Kid

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

I think someone needs to post 'Shattered Faith' and give us a link.

Anonymous (January 21, 2002)

whoa, pennywise rocked the riv? I hardly doubt it....i can't believe you attended that "brodeo" as buddyhead would say...

and I don't like BR too much myself....i don't think they're a band band, in fact, i realize they're great musicians and highly inspirational to a lot of people and bands...but i grew out of this type of music back in high school...

still, Pat41....well, he's got 41 in his name...that's just horrible...he shouldn't talk...ever

Jimi

CallingLondon (January 21, 2002)

to the guy below me...why the hell should they quit now when they obviously can still contribute fantastic music. not just good for their age, but better than almost all music being released today by young bands. their age only gives them wisdom and it shows in their music. maybe you need to quit.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

these old men need to quit already.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

Apparently the first 1000 copies of the CD released in Australia have got a bonus track included. It's called 'Shattered Faith" and it sounds like it's written by Greg. Crappy chorus, but kickass verses. Compared to the rest of the album it stacks up OK, it's waaay better than The Lie. On the downside, the liner notes down here don't have the tracing paper stuff included. Rockin'.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

To anybody who can't understand the hype and love for BR, this is the album that shows it. One of the best albums in at least 5 years. I've had this album since like December, it was an early Xmas present, and I've waited to see what people thought of it. I can't wait to see them in Chicago. Pennywise rocked the Riv in the windy city last night.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

I would give this a higher rating if I could. Pat41, you really need to understand the roots of epitaph and fat wreck chords to understand why so many people go ape shit over BR. If you are listening to things like sum41, or blink, and think thats great punk, then I don't think you are gonna be listening to punk 5 years from now.
There is nothing better than bands being in the scene for the long haul, and being able to impress many years later. A great album which should find its way into every punkers cd collection.

jeffx (January 20, 2002)

"Fat Rob" -- I give a shit about other people's reviews. There are people like pat41 who obviously don't get what Bad Religion are all about even after reading such a good review, and you say no one needs reviews??

pat41 (January 20, 2002)

I dont understand the big deal about bad religion... they are a decent back but in no way do i find them to be a very impressive band.. i havent heard this album yet and maybe there is something im missing by not hearing it but until i hear it i still wont get the hype around bad religion.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

Hey people, stop saying where YOUR review is, I mean who gives a fuck, this album really dosen't even need a review, everyone already knows the one word that describes this album: "Amazing"!
-Fat Rob

jeffx (January 20, 2002)

Real hard core punk rock. I still can't believe Bad religion have made it this far... after all those years. They're probably the reason why I'm still around doing what I do. My review of Process Of Belief will be on www.qchc.com next week

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

Not much I can add to this. One of the best albums I've heard in a long time, easily one of the best of 2001 (despite the fact it isn't even going to be released for a few days, but I first heard it back in like Novemeber or something.. gotta love the internet). I just got my retail copy today, and the artwork is also some of the nicest I've ever seen from an album - reminds me a bit of Generator, except a bit cooler. Musically, again, nothing I can add. Pure brilliance.

SaYnE_GuY (January 20, 2002)

Best.........Band........Ever.........!

icK-x-Strife (January 20, 2002)

Great album and great review.
The one question in my mind is do BR call it quits once- and-for-all after this album or keep right on going?
In my opinion it is better for a band to end on a good note and have people say "Why the hell are they quitting?" rather than stick around to taint the memory and have people say "Man, they should just fucking quit."

deepfrybonanza (January 20, 2002)

Good review... and I also submitted a review to the site. I wonder if they're actually going to post all of the 5 gazillion reviews that they're likely to get for this album. At any rate, you can read mine here.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

I have always liked 80-85 and suffer, but nothing else by them. I heard this album yesterday and it fuckin blew me away! From the openin track you know they are not fucking around anymore!! Best Song on the CD - can't prove it.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

Album sounds pretty awesome, but I don't think Bad Relgion will ver match their "Stranger Then Fiction" and their "Grey Race" albums! But very awesome album none the less.
-Fat Rob

westsidepunk (January 20, 2002)

Your review really sums up this record nicely. Bad Religion have produced so much great materiel over the years that it is very hard to pick just one as being the best, although I agree that this one has to rank up there.

Anonymous (January 20, 2002)

this cd is great, your review is exactly right. the same songs stuck out in my mind too

i cant stop listenign to it actually

Bryne (January 19, 2002)

I was excited about this record, but now I really can't wait after reading that review. Just awesome. Scott, you are the man.

seek (January 19, 2002)

Great review for a great album. Seem's like the same songs stuck out in your mind. I just submitted my review that I wrote a while ago, but who knows when Aubin will get around to posingt it >:). Well, if anyone wants they can read it < a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.pogmania.com/mediaocre/modules.php?op=modload&na me=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4">here< a>.

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